6th Corps (Turkey)
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The 1974 Turkish military operations in Cyprus consisted of two distinct offensives, the first being "Atilla 1", which commenced in the early hours of July 20, 1974, with an amphibious landing force, directed by the 6th Corps, forming a beachhead at Kyrenia's Five Mile Beach. It comprised only infantry troops, but was supported by rolling air and naval artillery attacks, and met with limited resistance from the Cyprus National Guard, which was in disarray as a result of the July 15, 1974 coup. The majority of fighting ceased on the 23rd of July, though sporadic clashes continued after this date until the 14th of August. "Atilla 1" successfully achieved its objective of forming a bridgehead with the Turkish Cypriot enclave of Agyrta-Nicosia.
6th Corps was reported in 2004 to consist of:
- 5th Armored Brigade (Gaziantep)
- 39th Mechanized Infantry Brigade (İskenderun)
- 106th Artillery Regiment (Islahiye)
- Savvas Vlassis, "O Aporritos Attilas", Doureios Ippos (2004).
- Drousiotis, 2004.[page needed]
- Lale Sarıibrahimoğlu, Chapter 5, 'Turkish Armed Forces' in Umit Cizre (ed.), 'Democratic Oversight and Reform of the Security Sector in Turkey,' LIT/DCAF 2008, ISBN 978-3-0858-0969-0.
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